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Zimbabwe’s Scott Vincent arrives in Newcastle for Asian Tour’s International Series England after 24-hour trip — and without his clubs

By Matt Smith
Fresh from winning the Mizuno Open in Japan, a bleary-eyed Scott Vincent arrived in Newcastle following a 24-hour trip, via Helsinki and Amsterdam, ahead of the Asian Tour’s International Series England.

Other than some sleep, only one other thing was missing as he prepared for the Asian Tour’s first competition in the UK — his clubs.

The Zimbabwean will compete at Slaley Hall Hotel to compete in the landmark $2 million event.

“I’m feeling good but obviously I would love my clubs to be here but that’s not the case right now,” the 30-year-old told the Asian Tour. “We don’t know when they are due to arrive, but we’ll give them a call.”

He beat Australian Anthony Quail on the second extra hole to win the Mizuno Open  at the weekend after starting seven-shots behind the Australian overnight leader Quail.

Vincent added: “It was a bit of a surprise because I was coming from so far behind. It was absolutely amazing, it kind of all worked in my favour. It was a great day, some really good golf and fun to get into a playoff and come through with a win because I have been in many playoffs that have not gone my way.

“I feel pretty good. I have just got to get used to the weather and England, it’s a completely different style of golf. I am excited to play, excited for the opportunity. It’s fun walking the course, seeing the different grasses and different shots we have to hit. I am not so sure about the wind and weather up here. I know it can get rainy and cold so got to prepare and get ready for that.”

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